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Getting engaged with Incubators: The Case of Startplatz
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In modern, fast moving business environments it is crucial for established corporations to find new sources of innovativeness in order to secure their competitiveness and long-term survival. Startups could be such a new source of innovativeness. Unfortunately, it is difficult for startups and corporations to cooperate. Mostly, this is because of the companies’ organization and the different way they operate.

To overcome this gap, corporations started to get engaged with business incubators. Even though this phenomenon can be observed in practice already, little research has been done to better understand the forms this collaboration could have or the motives leading to such a cooperation.

By studying an incubator that is engaged with established companies in many different ways, various forms of relationships could be identified. Moreover, based on the descriptions of those types of collaboration and in depth interviews, the motives leading corporations and incubators to get involved in various ways could be identified.

The empirical contribution of this thesis is to better understand how established corporations can get engaged with entrepreneurial activity and startups in particular. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Corporate Innovation, Innovation, Incubator, Startups, Startup Ecosystem
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298156OAI: diva2:944890
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Business and Management
Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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